Art & Design Competition
Attention all wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists! Pirouz, the last surviving Asiatic cheetah cub, has tragically passed away. We are heartbroken, but we are also determined to honor Pirouz’s memory by taking action to protect the remaining wild animals and their habitats. We are launching a campaign in Pirouz’s name to raise awareness about the importance of conservation efforts and to encourage people to take action. Join us in this mission to protect and preserve the world’s biodiversity on land and in the oceans, and let’s work together to ensure that future generations can enjoy the beauty and wonder of our natural world.
Pirouz, a cheetah cub born in Iran, had become a source of national pride. He was the only surviving cub out of three live births, the first of this subspecies to reproduce in captivity – a measure needed in an effort to prevent the extinction of the Asiatic cheetah. However, he suffered from health problems since birth and had to be transferred to a veterinary hospital. Unfortunately, he died on February 28, 2023 at the age of ten months due to kidney failure. At the time of his death, only a dozen Asiatic cheetahs remained in Iran – and the world.
Pirouz has reached great popularity in Iran and worldwide since he was born. Especially he was mentioned in the Grammy Award winning song “Baraye” by Shervin Hadjipour causing a widespread public attention.
The death of Pirouz is a major setback for efforts to save the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah. The species is now only found in Iran and is threatened by habitat loss, hunting, and other human activities. Iran has been working to protect the cheetahs through various programs and initiatives, but their population continues to decline. Pirouz’s survival was a source of hope for conservationists and the Iranian people, who saw him as a symbol of the country’s rich biodiversity. However, his death highlights the urgent need for more effective measures to protect the remaining members of the species and prevent further habitat decline. The loss of Pirouz is also a reminder of the devastating impact of human activities on wildlife and their habitats. As the world’s fastest land animal, cheetahs require vast areas of open savannah to hunt and thrive, but these habitats are increasingly disappearing due to human encroachment and development.
The death of Pirouz should serve as a wake-up call for all of us to take action to protect the world’s endangered species and their habitats. It is up to us to ensure that future generations can continue to marvel at the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Together, we can make a difference and prevent biodiversity loss. Let us take action and support conservation efforts to protect our planet’s rich biodiversity. We invite everyone to join us in this important campaign and help us make a positive impact on the world. Let’s make Pirouz’s legacy one of hope and action for the future of our planet.
Here is a summary of the further information:
- Submission (Extended) deadline: May 10th, 2023
- Submission email address: email@example.com
- Jury decision: June 21st, 2023
- Delivery deadline: July 15th, 2023
- Exhibition date: August – September 2023
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Design made by Jamal Rahmati